Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2009
The visual revealing of “Cryptomobiles” continues today with a special presentation that must be raised to the level of art appreciation as well as woodcraft.
Todd Neiss sends along images of his “1979 Chevy K-10 Blazer [which] has a 400ci small block V-8 with an Edlebrock ‘Performer’ intake topped with a Carter 800 cfm 4-barrel carburetor, [plus] Turbo 400 auto transmission and dual exhaust out the back.
Neiss adds that,
“The paint scheme was done by me using real plants as stencils. I would spray the color (flat) I wanted for [what] plant first, then lay the plant over the paint and spray a background color over it. I intentionally arranged ground plants low on the body and trees on the upper half.
The whole truck took me two days. Technically it is a work in progress as I carry cans of paint with me in case I run into a plant I haven’t captured yet.”
Click on the images above for enhanced, enlarged details.
The disclaimer, “No plants were harmed in the making of this Chevy Blazer’s camouflage!!”, cannot be used regarding this cryptomobile.
Todzilla actually calls his camo-Chevy, the “Squatchmobile.”
Reportedly, Todd’s wife has yet to ride in it.
West Coast buddy and blogger extraordinaire David Pescovitz has found this vehicle worthy of being elevated for notice at his popular culture site, Boing Boing, I’m happy to say. Congratulations to Todzilla for making it to the land of 5 million hits in a day!!